When I was more foolish than I am now, I sent my manuscript off to a well known publisher. What I sent was plainly trash. They rejected it. Now, I've really rewritten this thing. There is no comparison in quality. The first three chapters received the most attention. They were boring as heck. (Is heck boring? One wonders.) Anyway, I'm pleased with the rewrite. Would it be stupid to resubmit to the publisher who rejected me? And if I do resubmit, should I explain that they saw it once before, but it's been exstensively rewritten?
Thanks for all you do. You've saved me from folly more than once.
First, how much time has passed? More than a week one prays. More than two years is better.
Chances are, if you were unagented, your work was read then by someone who is not still there reading the slush pile. They've either run screaming into the night, enrolled in obedience school or gotten promoted to another job.
Re-title it, re-send it, and keep your Killer Yapp muzzled.
And if this gets published, I want "miss snark, you've saved me from folly more than once" in the acknowledgments!